National President: John A. Torres

John A. Torres enjoys an outstanding reputation as an executive in security and law enforcement. Currently serving as a member of the Office of the Inspector General team for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Previously served as a Vice President for Securitas Security Services USA. Mr. Torres retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with distinction where he served as their Deputy Assistant Director Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information. Mr. Torres is a skilled, respected and knowledgeable investigations expert whose affiliations with community and law enforcement leaders in both the public and private security sectors underscored his many talents and dedication to homeland security issues, oversight and crime prevention. 

A native of Stockton, California, he attended local schools and achieved obtaining his Bachelors and Masters Degrees, both in Criminal Justice, at the California State University Sacramento. 

As the recipient of numerous awards and through his disciplined pursuit of continuing education, Mr. Torres was instrumental in raising the bar of excellence at ATF. He has attained leadership positions in the following: Executive Board Member of Police Officers Association of LA County; IACP Civil Rights Committee Member; Executive Board Member of Aviance Charter School, East Los Angeles; Advisory Committee Member for Mission College and ASIS International as a volunteer leader. Mr. Torres was elected to be the National President for the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) for 2016. 

His expansive affiliation with many organizations and other security leaders classifies his professional abilities with excellence to network effectively, understand conflict, resolve it, mentor others as their role model, and remain committed to the safety and security of our communities and nation. 

“Government Executive Magazine” published his article on the application of COMPSTAT principles. This article generated dozens of requests for follow-up guidance as to accountability within government. 

A long-standing veteran of volunteer leadership in youth sports, he is founding member of a Youth Football Organization in South California, which has a current membership of over 300 young football players and cheerleaders. Mr. Torres is currently the Chairperson for the West Ranch High School Lacrosse Foundation in Valencia, California. He is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall, California. 

2016 National Board

NameFull Name
PresidentJohn Torres, Deputy Assistant Director, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (retired)
1nd Vice PresidentTina Nieto, Captain III, Los Angeles Police Department
2nd Vice PresidentRichard Rosa, SFAM, Federal Air Marshal Service
3rd Vice PresidentTeresa Ramon, Chief of Police, Judson Police Department
4th Vice PresidentStephen Noguera, ASAC, Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Sergeant-at-armsSteve Reyna, Lieutenant, Bexar County Sheriffs Office
National SecretaryRoger Lozano, Governor's Appointment, Texas Violent Gang Task Force
National TreasurerOscar Hernandez, SFAM, Department of Homeland Security
ParliamentarianRolando Belmares, Sergeant, Texas State University Police Department
Executive DirectorAnthony Chapa, US Secret Service (retired)
Director at LargeJoe Munoz, Chief Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Texas State University
Director at LargeClarence (CJ) Jorif, SSA, US Secret Service
Past National PresidentDon Tijernia, Captain, Bexar County Sheriffs Office
Director EmeritusPaul, Chapa, Chief of Police, Trinity University Police Department
Event CoordinatorMary Cox, HAPCOA National Training Symposium and Exposition
Director of DevelopmentTBD

Past Presidents

Don Tijernia 2014-2015
Xavier Morales 2013-2014
Paul J. Chapa 2012-2013

Joaquin J. Herran 2011-2012
Tony Cox 2010-2011 
Hector Hernandez 2008-2010
James Pina 2007-2008
Ray Leyva 2006-2007
Frank Hernandez 2005-2006
Albert Najera 2004-2005
Elvin Crespo 2003-2004
Arthur R Parra Sr. 2002-2003
Sandalio Gonzalez 2001-2002
Ralph Lopez 2000-2001
Edwin Rios 1999-2000
Errol J. Chavez 1998-1999
Joe Delopez 1997-1998
Arturo Venegas 1995-1996
George A. Rodrigues 1993-1994
Wilfred Navarro 1991-1992
Eduardo Gonzalez 1989-1990
David S Gomez 1987- 1988
Abel S. Armas 1986-1987
Charles Gonzales 1981-1986
Alberto Atividad 1978-1980
Eusevio Hernandez 1973-1978